Dropps teams up with TerraCycle
ARDMORE, Pa. — Dropps is looking to offer consumers a 100% zero waste liquid laundry detergent choice.
The laundry detergent brand, which is packaged in environmentally friendly toss-and-go dissolving packs, has partnered with TerraCycle. TerraCycle, an international upcycling company, has launched the Dropps Laundry Detergent Pouch Brigade, where consumers can collect empty Dropps packaging and send them to TerraCycle with free prepaid shipping labels, which can be downloaded and printed through the TerraCycle website.
For each empty Dropps pouch, the collector earns two points that can be used to buy a charity gift or converted to cash for the charity or school of the collector’s choice, Dropps and TerraCycle said. The packaging will be recycled into a variety of products, such as plastic lumber and housewares, or upcycled into tote bags, laundry bags and more.
"We have always been driven by a strong environmental commitment, and this was the final element in making Dropps the most eco-friendly laundry detergent on the planet," Dropps creator Jonathan Propper said. "We are thrilled to partner with TerraCycle to offer consumers a truly convenient and conscientious laundry detergent choice."
BIO’s Rosado joins FMI
ARLINGTON, Va. — The Food Marketing Institute said Tuesday that it has appointed Robert Rosado as director of government relations.
According to FMI, Rosado will focus on legislation that impacts supermarkets in the areas of food safety, health care, food deserts and the 2012 Farm Bill.
“Rob has a broad range of expertise in food and agriculture that will be very helpful to FMI and its members. His background also includes working with federal agencies on many issues related to the food retail industry,” FMI president and CEO Leslie Sarasin said.
Rosado joins FMI from the Biotechnology Industry Organization where he was policy manager for the food and agriculture issues. Before joining BIO, he served as director of legislative and political affairs for the Foreign Agriculture Service at the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Target’s recycling efforts pay off
MINNEAPOLIS — Target said that its in-store recycling stations collected and recycled more than 170 million shopping bags, weighing more than 1,800 tons, between April and December 2010.
The retailer also said that its in-store recycling stations, which were launched to make it easier for guests to recycle common household items, also collected and recycled more than 700 tons of bottles and cans, as well as nearly 2 million units of such small electronics as MP3 players and cell phones during the nine-month period.
Target launched recycling stations in all of its stores in April 2010 as part of its celebration of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. The retailer added that it is continuing its sustainability efforts for this year’s Earth Day and beyond.
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